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Rich F

Rich F

Gearhead

Salt Lake City/Park City

Rich F's Passions

Biking
Surfing
Climbing

Rich F

Rich Fwrote a review of on October 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my new favorite pants! So far I've used them for everything from hiking to yard work to casual, and everything in between. They've held up well and the cotton/poly blend is perfect combo of stretch and durability. I'm usually a 31 or 32 waist and short inseam, and these fit well in the 32. If you're in between sizes, go up.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on September 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

If you're on this page you know what this product is intended to do. The ideal scenario is to never have to write about how the ABS unit itself works, so I'll focus on the pack. In terms of size, 32+7 is definitely big for a day pack. I'm coming off an old Osprey Switch 26, but at this price figured it's time to add the safety element. It's obviously larger, heavier, bulkier than a 26l pack, but the space is well thought out. As the description says, there are pockets for just about everything, including goggles, maps, etc. Likely overkill for most of the touring I do around the Central Wasatch, but will be handy for yurt trips and days on the sled.
In terms of setting up the ABS unit, I went to Youtube and followed a long. It took about 5 minutes, but it's super obvious that you have it correct. Everything feels super sturdy on this pack. Replacing plastic clips/buckles with metal gives me confidence this thing isn't coming off unless you want it to. Overall, excited to put it to use this winter.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: 8.5

I haven't used these long enough to really understand durability, but my initial impressions are positive! They seem sturdy and appear to be well made. After a few hikes I don't have any blisters which was surprising. I was expecting a longer break-in period. They definitely run small, so size up! I'm usually an 8 in Vans, Nike, etc., and went with 8.5 in these. I probably could've gone with a 9 when I consider a padded hiking sock.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: M

Of all the no-show socks I've worn, these are by far the best! They're one of the few that stay put and don't slip off your heel and end up bunched up down by your toes.
The material is breathable and the print is totally awesome!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I absolutely love this shirt! The cotton, synthetic blend is mind-blowingly soft. I wish I could replace my entire T_shirt collection with Marine Layer shirts. Describing the fit as "regular" is spot on. not slim, not wide.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 17, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This shirt is a very light, airy cotton. The fit is perfect (not too slim but not boxy). It's a little longer than most button-downs I own so if you're taller this would be awesome. That said, i'm on the shorter side and it wasn't awkward by any means.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Overall you can't go wrong with this helmet, especially for the value! I love that it's available in a number of subtle, monochromatic color options. I'm not into that fast looking, race-inspired color palette that you see on some helmets. That adjustability allows you to get a solid fit with little effort!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

For the price, you can't beat this Henley. I own a few Patagonia Daily Henleys as well, and like this Stoic option just the same. The fit of this is a little better (slightly slimmer), and the neck opening smaller, which I prefer. I love the cotton/poly blend material!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

They fit a little bigger than I was expecting, but for this style it works. The leg openings are wide, but the Medium waist fit more like a 33". I still kept them because the draw string does a decent enough job of keeping them in place. The material is light and the raw hem is different than every other pair of shorts I wear. I imagine over time it'll fray a bit, but I think it's intended to.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

This is a good daily T to wear with just about anything, from Jeans to khakis to shorts, it pairs well. The amterial is soft and it fits true to size. Not mega slim (think American Apparel), but not boxy by any means.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

SLC can be hot as hell in the summer months, so I tend to look for cotton/poly blend shirts since I'm likely to sweat doing just about anything. This one is a good material, regular fit and pretty basic. That's all I was looking for so i'm pleased.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs

I gave this as a gift, so my feedback is second hand. That said, she requested this item specifically so she knew what she was getting into. It's definitely a very modern take on a one-piece (see side-boob reference in previous review) but that seems to be trending these days. Overall she's hyped!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My entire life I've owned cheap hatchets and axes from the local hardware store. I was excited to invest a little more in a (still reasonably priced) axe to use while camping. I'm blown away by the quality and construction of this thing. I chopped through a ~16" diameter log in a surprisingly short amount of time. After a weekend of use the blade still looked like new. I high recommend this axe. I'll probably get the hatchet next!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

Overall I couldn't be happier with this shirt, especially for the price! The heathered cotton look makes it super casual and lets me get away with a pretty wrinkled up shirt without much notice. The fit is awesome (not boxy!) which is what I look for in short sleeve button downs.

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